I had big plans for chicken enchiladas a couple of nights ago, but when I looked in my pantry, I was sad to see that we had zero bread! No toast, no English muffins, no bagels nada. And especially no tortillas.
So what’s a girl to do?
Make her own!
I remembered that one of my cookbooks had a recipe for flour tortillas, so I quickly went and looked it up.
This is so easy, I just have to share it with you!!
I adapted my recipe for a half batch, since I didn’t have enough all-purpose flour and also included a bit of whole wheat flour.
Homemade Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas (adapted from Rutiga Kokboken)
Ingredients (5 small/medium sized tortillas):
- 1.5 cups or 375 ml flour (I used about 300 ml all purpose and 75 ml whole wheat flour)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup / 125 ml water or as needed
Mix your dry ingredients. Add the water until you get a thick dough (you may need more or less water, depending on your flour mixture). Divide dough into 5 equal parts. Roll each part out between two sheets of parchment paper with a rolling pin, until you get your desired thickness and size.
Bake each tortilla in a medium-hot non-stick frying pan (no need to add oil or fat) for about half a minute to a minute per side.
I used mine to make enchiladas with leftover shredded rotisserie chicken, leftover beans, a jar of salsa and cheese.
What is your favourite way to use tortillas?
Would you ever make your own? I will definitely make these again, experimenting with different type of flours, such as spelt, whole wheat (only), or kamut.